The benefits of small business bookkeeping made simple

Get the benefits of bookkeeping—with none of the work. Bench gives you a team to do your bookkeeping, and simple software to track your financials.

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A modern bookkeeping solution

Bookkeeping should work for your business—not against it. Here’s how consistent bookkeeping can give your business an edge, and how Bench makes getting those benefits simple.

Benefit 1

Bookkeeping lets you prepare financial statements.

Get a clear view of your finances

If you’ve ever wanted to better understand your small business finances or apply for a loan, financial statements are a must. Bench makes getting them simple. After we finish your monthly books, we deliver tidy financial statements. Simple Profit & Loss Reports, Top 10 Expense Reports, Income Statements, and Balance Sheets give you an at-a-glance view of your business’s health. Know what your small business owes (accounts payable), what’s owed to you (accounts receivable), and the big story your accounts are trying to tell you. It’s the best way to get in the know—and in control—of your money.

Benefit 2

Bookkeeping lets you focus your business strategy and plan for the future.

Think ahead (way ahead)

Tidy books and financial statements provide the data you need to play the long game with your business. With Bench on your side, it’s easy to make that data work for you. Monthly Income Statements can help you create a budget and boost profitability. Wondering where your money’s going? Top 10 Expense Reports let you spot trends in your spending and better control your cash flow. Maximize revenue, know your strengths, plot a course for success: bookkeeping and reporting with Bench is everything you need to gain the upper hand.

Benefit 3

Bookkeeping keeps you prepared for tax season.

Stress less this tax season (and the next)

Up-to-date books equals a stress-free tax season. That means no more evenings spent searching for long lost receipts (we’ve all been there). At Bench we know tax time stress isn’t limited to tax season. That’s why we offer year-round tax advisory services. Our Bench Tax Advisors are on hand for all your tax planning needs, and we’ll make a custom tax plan that works for your business. And if you’re behind on your books, we can get you caught up. Wherever you’re at, take a breath: your tax season just got way less complicated.

Benefit 4

Bookkeeping maximizes your deductions come tax time.

Pinch more pennies

Messy or out-of-date books means you'll need to fix errors while preparing your small business tax return. That’s more of your time, and more money from your pocket. But with Bench delivering tidy books, offering year-round tax advisory services, and handling tax filing, you'll have more time to focus on your business. That’s good news for your business—and your bottom line.

Benefit 5

Online bookkeeping services give you more time to focus on revenue-generating activities.

Stick with what’s working

You didn’t become a small business owner to also moonlight as a monthly bookkeeper. Running a business while doing your own bookkeeping burn hours a day that could be better spent growing your bottom line. Worse yet, there’s a good chance that DIY errors could cost you big come tax time. A small business accounting software or online bookkeeping service like Bench can give you back hours a week. That means more time to focus on what matters to you, and way less time spent pulling your hair out fixing pesky DIY mistakes.

Benefit 6

A focused bookkeeping solution makes your life easier.  

Work with a focused bookkeeping team

Whether it’s real humans or software, your small business bookkeeping solution should give total peace of mind (and tidy books—but that’s a given). That means availability, clear communication, and high-security standards. With Bench, those benefits come standard. You get a dedicated team of bookkeepers to do your books each month who work in-house at our headquarters. Got a question? Message them anytime—no jargon or extra charges required. And when it comes to security, Bench uses the same level of encryption as online banks and shopping.

“I feel better knowing that professionals are handling my books so I can spend more time growing my business instead of monitoring nickels.”

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“I feel better knowing that professionals are handling my books so I can spend more time growing my business instead of monitoring nickels.”

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“Bench helped me replace QuickBooks, and save about 6 hours per month of horrible accounting work, which is priceless.”





“Bench gives me the peace of mind that my bookkeeping is done correctly so that I can focus on growing my business.”





“Bench helps keep my business finances crystal clear. No more guessing, no more fumbling around in Excel sheets.”





Bookkeeping benefits? We’ve got those.

With Bench doing your bookkeeping, you get all the advantages of balanced books with none of the work. Try it free: we’ll do a month of your bookkeeping and provide you with financial statements that are yours to keep.

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